Carer's Leave Bill
Effective sometime in 2023
The Carer’s Leave Bill, introduced as a Private Members Bill by Liberal Democrat MP Wendy Chamberlain and now supported by the Government, passed its third reading in the House of Commons on 3 February 2023.
The vote followed an event in January sponsored by Wendy Chamberlain and Carers UK. MPs heard from unpaid carers who work for Centrica and TSB and already benefit from the support their employers give.
The Bill will introduce the day-one right to one week annually of unpaid leave for employees with caring responsibilities.
This Bill is currently awaiting committee stage in the House of Lords. Sitting has just been scheduled and will take place on
19 April 2023.